Homeopathy: Money for Nothing

The James Randi Educational Foundation just released the first in a series of videos featuring magician Jamy Ian Swiss as the “Honest Liar.” This one tackles homeopathy:

Homeopathic medicine: The only thing it cures is a fat wallet.

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  • pete084

    Homeopathy on draft…..

    or municipal water supply, as it is commonly known.

  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine

    There was a post on Ars Technica about Homeopathy very recently (it was originally written in 2007, but they updated it.)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    Great video!

    A “tip of my hat” to Jamy Ian Swiss and JREF.

  • John

    I think we should all try to be accurate and fair. Homeopathy is very effective against ONE medical condition: dehydration.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyro-Kathar/1539781848 Tyro Kathar

    Leeches have demonstrable medical uses in certain rare cases, similar to maggots. This man is being unfair to leeches.

  • Randay

    I attend a weekly writing group. In discussion time, I have found that about half believe in “pay for nothing”. They are usually the same ones that have religion. I just avoid the religion because that is not why I am there. I have tried to explain the uselessness of homeopathy, but quit trying because they don’t listen and don’t have any notions of science.

  • Niklaus Pfirsig

    Actually there are two ways to overdose on homeopathic medicine:

    Water intoxication, the result of drinking a volume of water large enough to over dilute electrolytes, and

  • Amruta

    I like to visit health blogs. even homeopathy blogs are very good. Everyone have to try Homeopathy treatment whenever they required to take treatment on particular disses.

  • Amruta

    Homeopathy is one of the most popular natural
    systems to cure disease and helps in meditation.

  • Jane Doe

    You clearly do not know or understand anything about homeopathy or science. I have been a health care worker for 35 years and find homeopathic treatment highly effective.